CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Bars in Texas officially reopened after midnight last night. They are now allowed to operate at 25-percent capacity.

Bar Rules

  • Customers will not be allowed to hang out around the bar or order from the bar.
  • Each table is only allowed to have six people and customers must be seated six feet away from other tables.
  • Bars must have hand sanitizer stations at the entrance.
  • Dancing is discouraged.

Restaurants can now increase their capacity to 50-percent, but dining out will look a little bit different. Texas Governor Greg Abbott outlined some guidelines to protect customers and staff. 

Restaurant Rules 

  • Service can only be provided to seated individuals. 
  • Groups should maintain a social distance of six feet from others. 
  • Tables are limited to no more than six people. 
  • Condiments are only provided upon request and in single-use portions.

No Refusal Weekend

Also a reminder if you're deciding to go out, this weekend is a 'No Refusal Weekend,' led by Corpus Christi Police. Throughout the weekend, a phlebotomist will be at the police detention center to draw blood from suspected drunk drivers; courts have upheld the right of police to get those blood samples. The No Refusal Weekend starts today and ends May 25.

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